Trends of and factors associated with cesarean section related surgical site infections in Guinea

Alexandre Delamou, Bienvenu Salim Camara, Sidikiba Sidibe, Alioune Camara, Nafissatou Dioubate, Alison Marie El Ayadi, Katy Tayler-Smith, Abdoul Habib Beavogui, Mamadou Dioulde Balde, Rony Zachariah

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Since the adoption of free obstetric care policy in Guinea in 2011, no study has examined the surgical site infections in maternity facilities. The objective of this study was to assess the trends of and factors associated with surgical site infection following cesarean section in Guinean maternity facilities from 2013 to 2015. This was a retrospective cohort study using routine medical data from ten facilities. Overall, the incidence of surgical site infections following cesarean section showed a declining trend across the three periods (10% in 2013, 7% in 2014 and 5% in 2015, P

Original languageEnglish
Article number818
JournalJournal of Public Health in Africa
Issue number1
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Surgical site Infection
  • Cesarean section
  • Ebola virus disease
  • Guinea

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